UFC heavyweight Greg Hardy might have only been fighting professionally in MMA since 2018, but he’s already eyeing up his next challenge. Before landing knockouts inside of the octagon, he was a professional player in the NFL.
With two sports at a professional level under his belt, he claims he would like a switch to the boxing world when his MMA journey finishes.
“After I get done shutting this down, handling my MMA business, I will transition into the boxing world,” Hardy said.
He lists UFC president Dana White‘s Zuffa boxing promotion, along with Top Rank and Al Hayman as potential avenues into the ring.
“Somebody come holler at this dude because I definitely want to go over there and knock out ‘The Gypsy King,’ make light work of that English cat Joshua, or whatever it is, ‘Cry-baby Bomber”.
“We’ll knock all those guys out, man. Of course you know I’m going to work for it. It’s an aspiration I think will come true real fast, and I can’t wait for it,” Hardy said. (Transcribed by MMA Junkie)
Over the past few years, we have seen MMA fighters take a leap into the boxing world, with UFC’s Conor McGregor leading the way. The former two time UFC champion faced off against Floyd Mayweather, back in 2017.
Since then, multiple MMA fighters jumped on the trend. The likes of Henry Cejudo, Dillon Danis and even more recently Robert Whittaker have all discussed entering the boxing world.
Hardy is set to face Poland’s Marcin Tybura at this weekend’s Fight Night: Thompson vs Neal, in Las Vegas.
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